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Pfizer Inc. v. Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

Petition for certiorari denied on December 9, 2013
Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
13-289 1st Cir. N/A N/A N/A N/A OT 2013

Issue: (1) Whether the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act's proximate causation requirement may be satisfied by mere foreseeability or instead requires a direct causal relationship; and (2) whether plaintiffs may show fraud causation and damages by aggregate evidence of a correlation between the alleged fraud and doctors’ prescribing behavior without any showing of actual individualized causation.

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DateProceedings and Orders
Jun 14 2013Application (12A1207) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 2, 2013 to August 30, 2013, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jun 14 2013Application (12A1209) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 2, 2013 to August 30, 2013, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jun 14 2013Application (12A1207) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until August 30, 2013.
Jun 14 2013Application (12A1209) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until August 30, 2013.
Jun 14 2013Application (12A1208) to extend the time to file a petition for a writ of certiorari from July 2, 2013 to August 30, 2013, submitted to Justice Breyer.
Jun 17 2013Application (12A1208) granted by Justice Breyer extending the time to file until August 30, 2013.
Aug 30 2013Petition for a writ of certiorari filed. (Response due October 4, 2013)
Sep 25 2013Consent to the filing of amicus curiae briefs, in support of either party or neither party, received from counsel for respondents Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., et al.
Sep 26 2013Order extending time to file response to petition to and including November 4, 2013, for all respondents.
Oct 4 2013Brief amici curiae of Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America, et al. filed.
Oct 4 2013Brief amici curiae of Washington Legal Foundation, et al.
Nov 4 2013Brief of respondents Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 4 2013Brief of respondent Aetna, Inc. in opposition filed.
Nov 4 2013Brief of respondents Harden Manufacturing Corporation, et al. in opposition filed.
Nov 19 2013Reply of petitioners Pfizer Inc., et al. filed. (Distributed).
Nov 20 2013DISTRIBUTED for Conference of December 6, 2013.
Dec 9 2013Petition DENIED.
 
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